Have you stopped reading with your kids? The older ones, I mean, the ones who can read on their own. I know that I began to read less and less with mine once they could read, but sharing books is...
As summer sun and fun comes to a close, it's time to look forward to a new school year. Each year is much like the last for those of us with school age kiddos: early mornings, backpacks stuffed with...
One of my kids had separation anxiety of the worst kind . . . for like five years. His school drop-off was pretty traumatic for all involved. My husband and I could hear his crying well into the preschool...
My love for Albuquerque runs deep. Sure there’s great food, lots of sun, and beautiful hot air balloon gems that fill the sky each fall. However, the thing I love most about Albuquerque is the cultural influences that permeate...
My very first year teaching first grade, I spoke with some very angry parents. Their child's kindergarten teacher had assured them their child was on level and ready for first grade. I insisted that their child was below level...
My music education begins and ends with 6th grade orchestra. I vividly remember going into the orchestra room on the first day of middle school and sitting down in chairs arranged in a semicircle. I was excited to finally...
If you've got Alice Cooper's "School's Out for Summer" scrolling through your head, I am right there with you! I can't wait to run barefoot through the grass and lounge lazily in the backyard watching my kids splash in...
"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate DiCamillo Ahhh…. stretched out in a hammock under a tree, reading at a leisurely pace, my...
Check out these links to catch up on part 1 and part 2 of this series.  In part three of my interview with Sarah Mackenzie, author of The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids, she shares...
In part two of my interview with Sarah Mackenzie, she shares practical suggestions on getting started reading out loud. Read on for insights from her new book! If you missed part one, read it here.  Getting started reading aloud Lynne: How can families...
I know I'm supposed to be supportive of the homework my girls bring home. And I can't help but stand over their little shoulders and critique their work like a wizened old sage. Albeit an old sage who has...
Reading with our kids may be even better for them than we all realized, according to Sarah Mackenzie. Ms. Mackenzie runs the wildly popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast. Recently she spoke with me on the phone about her new book,...
March is Read Across America month! In honor of such a great program, I am sharing some of our family's favorite books to read aloud.  Reading a book to your child is a wonderful way to calm them down before...
In honor of Read Across America day (also Dr. Seuss' birthday), I've composed a little poem inspired by the master of rhyme himself, Dr. Seuss.  Oh, The Places You'll Go (in ABQ) We've many things in Albuquerque to see Like the Museum...

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As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents start to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we...